ECAL/Krzysztof J. Lukasik

Pétrifications is a project by Krzysztof J. Lukasik, a Polish designer based in France and in Switzerland. Drawing on inspirations as diverse as Dan Graham, Ettore Sottsass and Tauba Auerbach, the project has allowed Lukasik to bring his interest in design together with his love of literature. The idea struck when he became dissatisfied with leaving his books opened at the page he was reading, on a table or on the floor.

Pétrifications a collection of five triangular geometrical forms of several different dimensions, made of various kinds of stones, and destined to be used as bookmarks for various types of books, magazines and newspapers. His material choices were prompted by a desire to echo the marbled paper used for the covers of old books in traditional bookbinding. The project also also fulfills Lakasik's wish to divert this material, which is "too often limited to tombstones, from its common use; to give back its nobleness to marble - that used to be the stone temples and palaces were made of - and to usher it into our homes through the front door.

The project will appear in the January 2013 issue of Wallpaper Magazine, but there is no website for Petrifications yet. Contact info for Lakasik and additional information regarding sizes and materials can be requested by writing to info@book---shop.com.

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